Re: Go to carp flies
Of late I have been using a perfection loop on my leader and one on my piece of tippet. Makes changing tippet faster, and also less likelihood of losing pieces of the tapered leader, meaning fewer changes of tapered leader as well. The breaking strength is in the 85 - 90% range when I tie these knots and I have yet to have a fish break one off in the water since I started using them this year. The biggest fish I caught this way was a 15" wild brown trout on a 5x tapered leader and about 18" of 5x tippet down to a sulphur dun.
A bad day hunting rabbits beats a good day of anything else!